About the Authors

Tracey Pérez Koehlmoos


Affiliation Headquarters, United States Marine Corps, Washington, District of Columbia, United States of America

Competing Interests

TPK reports a conflict of interest in that her husband, COL Randall Koehlmoos, US Army, died in a road traffic accident in Jakarta in August 2011, so she is personally vested in raising awareness of this issue and trying to prevent other people from dying and their families from suffering. The opinions expressed in this article are her own and in no way reflect the opinions of the United States Marine Corps, the Department of Defense or any other agency.

Author Contributions

Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: TPK. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: TPK. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: TPK. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: TPK.